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What’s Franklin have in store for Atlantic Canada?

August 29, 2023 Philip Porado

As Hurricane Franklin starts turning North, Atlantic Canada is watching and waiting to see whether it makes a direct hit, or if the storm will weaken before reaching Canada’s coast, as current maps suggest. Franklin is expected to cross the

Air conditioning unit in the backyard of a home
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Coalition on climate adaptation says Canada needs hard targets on disaster resilience

September 13, 2022 Mia Rabson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – A broad coalition on climate adaptation and disaster resilience says air conditioning should become a human right on par with winter heating – one of a series of hard targets it says Canada needs to meet in the

Sunset in Rimouski, Que. by St. Lawrence River
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Can scientists predict when the next exceptional high tide will occur along the St. Lawrence River?

July 13, 2022 The Canadian Press

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. Authors: Cedric Chavanne, Professeur en oceanographie physique, Universite du Quebec a

A leaking roof in an old office
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Why your client now needs environmental insurance

July 4, 2022 by Jason Contant

Climate change is resulting in larger and non-traditional pollution losses, necessitating the need for environmental insurance to cover possible coverage gaps left by other policies, an environmental insurance expert said recently. Stronger storms coupled with increased land development can lead

A maroon coloured minivan is being hoisted on to a tow truck. A fallen tree is in the forefront of the photo. A man in a yellow vest and a CAT vehicle are in the background.
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How the derecho impacted claims service levels

June 7, 2022 by Jason Contant

It’s only natural claims adjusting service levels will drop, given the large number of claims arising from the derecho that struck parts of Ontario and Quebec in May, says the president of the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association (CIAA). “Things like

Skeena River at Terrace, BC
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Flood watches remain in parts of B.C.

June 7, 2022 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Emergency officials say as many as 20 buildings are flooded in three northwestern British Columbia communities. But a break in the weather has slowed rising waterways across the region. The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine ordered the evacuation of

Aerial view of Kenora, Ont. at sunset
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Kenora, Ont., residents told to watch for possible flooding amid rising water levels

May 16, 2022 The Canadian Press

A city in northwestern Ontario is monitoring water levels and telling residents to watch for the possibility of flooding. That comes after an evacuation order was issued by the City of Kenora on Friday that said hundreds of residents were

Hay River's Louise Falls in the Northwest Territories
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Heavy flooding forces residents of Northwest Territories town from their homes

May 13, 2022 The Canadian Press

HAY RIVER, N.W.T. – About 3,500 residents have been ordered to evacuate a town in the Northwest Territories as volatile water levels never before experienced in some areas cause extensive flooding and damage. People in Hay River, on the south

Road closed sign after flooding in Manitoba
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Swollen rivers, flooded roads prompt evacuations in some areas of Manitoba

May 2, 2022 Brittany Hobson and Steve Lambert - THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – Flooding has forced evacuations in some parts of Manitoba after heavy rains caused rivers to swell. The Peguis First Nation, about 150 kilometres north of Winnipeg, was placed under a mandatory evacuation order after ice jams on the

Motorist driving on closes Trans-Canada highway in Abbotsford, BC
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Officials advocate for federal funding to upgrade dikes after floods

April 29, 2022 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – The mayor of Abbotsford, B.C., says expecting local governments to shoulder the cost of infrastructure upgrades to protect their communities from flooding has been a “monumental mistake.” Henry Braun made the comment to a Senate standing committee on

Rising flood waters in Abbotsford, B.C. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2021
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B.C. mayors dealing with flooding and wildfire damage call on feds to deliver funds

April 12, 2022 Camille Bains - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – British Columbia mayors whose communities were devastated by last year’s flooding and wildfires want the federal government to deliver billions of dollars in promised funding as soon as possible. Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun said he was among 28

Mactaquac dam in New Brunswick
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New Brunswick monitoring potential for flooding as river levels begin to rise

April 11, 2022 Kevin Bissett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick officials are advising people in flood-prone areas of the province to pay attention as the water levels of the Saint John River are on the rise. The spillway gates at the Mactaquac Dam, near Fredericton, will